A method of decorating borders by means of curving
garlands and leaves. Their source is Muslim
arabesques, with early printed specimens adorning
the Historia Romana of Appianus, printed by Erhard
Ratdolt of Augsburg in 1477. In their use in book
decoration, entrelacs have been used by most
French gilders since the 16th century. See also:
COTTAGE STYLE ;FANFARE STYLE .